Sony CBK-FS7BK ENG-style Build-up Kit for FS7/FS7II Camcorder
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The Sony CBK-FS7BK ENG-style Build-up Kit for FS7/FS7II Camcorder adapts Sony’s ground-breaking PXW-FS7 and PXW-FS7M2 camcorders for shoulder-style shooting typical in ENG (Electronic News Gathering) applications such as interviews and documentaries.
This all-in-one solution enhances the FS7 series for ENG operation with enhanced ergonomics, integrated wireless audio and powerful networking capabilities for seamless integration with next-generation wireless workflows such as XDCAM air. It’s a compelling alternative to adding multiple third-party components, reducing additional cabling and maintaining excellent camera balance
The CBK-FS7BK build-up kit includes an extension unit with a wireless audio receiver slot and built-in network capability, providing advanced network operation for broadcast usage; a viewfinder and a cheese plate with enhanced robustness; and an adjustable shoulder plate designed to achieve optimal weight balance. Streaming and file transfers are possible via wireless LAN or 4G/LTE connection. QoS performance streaming is provided through the camcorder’s Dual Link connection, allowing multiplexing of two cellular networks.
Extension unit with wireless audio and advanced network capabilities
Ideal for field-based news production, the extension unit adds a wireless audio receiver slot for compatibility with receivers such as DWR series and URX series. Built-in networking enables streaming and file transfer via Wireless LAN or 4G/LTE connection. QoS Streaming with Dual Link connection improves image quality and stability via multiplexing of two cellular networks.
Extra connectivity and longer shooting time
Operational flexibility is enhanced with interfaces for genlock/timecode for multi-camera operation and RAW output up to 240fps. Shooting time is extended by compatibility with Sony BP-GL and BP-FL series batteries.
Established viewfinder design
The compact, robust viewfinder shares a common design and components with Sony shoulder camcorders for excellent visibility and dependable operation.
Optimised weight balance for stable shooting
The shoulder plate features a new sliding mechanism with wide adjustment range, ensuring an optimum weight balance with various E-mount and B4 lenses.
Optional B4 lens mount adaptor
Adding the optional LA-EB1 Mount Adaptor (available separately) allows the attachment of B4 lenses to the FS7 and FS7 II, enabling shooting at high zoom ratios with a deep depth of field as typically required for news production. Broadcasters and rental companies can thus maximise use of their B4 and E mount lens inventories, allowing image capture with both a deep and shallow DoF from a single camera.
Other highlights of the CBK-FS7BK build-up kit and LA-EB1 mount adapter include:
- Various interface support including genlock/timecode for multi-camera operation and RAW output
- Compatible with Sony BP-GL and BP-FL series batteries
- Newly designed shoulder plate with an extended slide mechanism, allowing users to find the optimum weight balance with their choice of lens
- ENG-style LCD viewfinder included
- Exchange lenses on-site with no tools required
- Image circle is expanded to 13.5mm by magnifying the optical system. F-stop can be as small as 0.6, which can capture bright images
- ALAC (Auto Lens Aberration Compensation) decreases chromatic aberration caused by the lens